Dentist


Description

We are North Idaho’s premier provider of integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our amazing care teams deliver world-class healthcare utilizing a patient directed, community-focused approach. Providing high quality, affordable Healthcare from the Heart is our passion. Our mission is to deliver a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change, and extends life for our patients and our community.

Top reasons to join our team:

  • Our employees are mission – minded
  • We are passionate about providing excellent patient care
  • Community-focused
  • Committed to a fun and supportive team environment
  • We offer high-quality competitive employee benefits

The Heritage Health’s dentist provides high quality dental care in accordance with national guidelines to all Heritage Health patients in a culturally competent manner. The Heritage Health’s dentist strives to provide dental care consistent with Heritage Health’s mission statement. The Heritage Health’s dentist is a strong leader who treats all staff with respect and supports teamwork and a positive work environment.

The dentist examines and treats members of family, regardless of age or sex; ensures proper dental care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery; diagnosis and treatment of injuries and malformations of teeth, gums, and related oral structures; examines patients to assess condition, utilizing x-rays, dental instruments, and other diagnostic procedures; cleans, fills, extracts, and replaces teeth; provides preventative dental services to patients and education in oral and dental hygiene; requests necessary tests and follow-up visits and refers patients to specialists, as necessary.

 This position will require traveling between several sites.  

Requirements
  • Completion of ADA accredited dental program required: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
  • Active Idaho dental license.
  • BLS certification required.
  • Certification through Drug Enforcement Agency and valid Idaho licenses required; must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Previous experience working with under-served population desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within dentistry. Able to work independently, but also within a group, contributing to the efforts of the entire team. Able to effectively manage and direct dental staff support activities while providing quality dental care. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. Able to work with frequent interruptions and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Schedule dental care visits per agreed upon FTE status.
  2. Ability to see 15-20 patients per clinical day.
  3. Perform clinical services such as restorative, surgical, various preventative and restorative services as directed by the Chief Medical Director or Dental Director.
  4. Understand and follow infection control procedures.
  5. Review medical histories at each visit; consult with primary health care provider as indicated.
  6. Diagnose dental disease, oral pathology, and develop a written treatment plan, prioritizing treatments.
  7. Chart all pathologic conditions and report findings to the patient (caregiver or guardian).
  8. Explain course of treatment to the patient; solicit his/her input and agreement.
  9. Balance treatment plan on patient’s needs and desires, and in conjunction with patient and clinic resources.
  10. Ensure all prescriptions and advice regarding medications is in accordance with accepted community standards and Heritage Health protocols.
  11. Recommend dental equipment changes and additions.
  12. Participate in the development and implementation of provider productivity standards.
  13. Attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  14. Represent Heritage Health at conferences, meetings, and continuing education programs.
  15. Participate in precepting dental assisting students, dental hygiene students, and dental students as required.
  16. Promotes positive interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, physicians and patients.
  17. Ensures confidentiality of patient information.
  18. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  19. Attends all monthly staff meetings and other meetings as requested.

20. Participates in QA/QI activities.

21. Perform other duties as assigned or indicated.

22. Attends all staff meetings.

23. Participates on QA or other committees to promote better practice within the health centers.

24. Role models strong leadership skills and promotes teamwork.

25. Follows all clinical protocols and procedures as outlined in the Provider Handbook.

26. Actively supports decision making of the Senior Management team. Performs other duties as requested.

Safety:

Heritage Health enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements, participating in emergency response tasks as requested, and serving on safety committees and teams as requested. In addition, employees must accept the responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves and others by adhering to all written and verbal instructions, promptly reporting and/or correcting all hazards or unsafe conditions, and providing feedback to supervisors and management on all safety issues.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

Required to stand, sit, and be mobile one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time; while reaching with hands and arms occurs one-third of the day. Climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching occur less than one-third of the time. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 50% for up to 10 pounds and less than one-third of the time up to 25 – 40 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 41 pounds. Must be able to manage efficient keyboard use, hear, see, speak and read.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to solve complex practical problems
  • Positive interpersonal, communication & persuasion skills over the phone, computer & in person
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives and assign priorities
  • Deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines with a strong organization skill set for easy retrieval of information and to ensure competent closure of issues
  • Ability to work overtime as needed, maintain alertness & meet the controlled substance policy.
  • Good judgment and sound decision making and conflict management skills to inspire confidence from the customer
  • Manage complex analysis and use deductive reasoning

Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment in a clinic. Work may be demanding and chaotic at times. Exposed to patient population that will present a variety of contagious diseases, physical injuries, and emotional states of mind.

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